Tuesday, November 27, 2018

CC&S #300

Hello! Welcome to our 300th challenge! I'm excited to be a part of it. This is my 2nd year as part of this DT and I really feel I've grown as a cardmaker since joining. I now push myself out of my comfort zone. Sometimes projects end up in the trash , but I keep trying. I really had fun with this card. I wanted to create a fun birthday card for our birthday challenge. I used the birthday ballons stamp and die set from PTI and SSS balloons die (larger balloon) , went with rainbow colors to add a festive feel to the card. I hope you will join in the fun and play along with us. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Holly and Ivy #41

Hello! Only a few more days until Thanksgiving. Who's ready to mail out their Christmas cards? ME!
It has helped so much to create cards all year long. I love snowmen , so this fun die from MFT was a must have for me.  I think I will try this die with another sentiment for a fun winter themed card in the future. I hope you play along with us. Thanks for stopping by today.

CC&S #299

Hello! I'm back with a card for this week's color challenge. Don't these colors scream Christmas to you? They did to me.I used a PTI stamp called botanical blocks IV.  I am very picky about my "Holly" stamps. My older sister's name was Holly, she was born on Christmas. This is my 23rd Christmas since her passing, still miss her. I hope you will play along with us. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 16, 2018


Hello! I've been really busy today and hardly had a moment to sit down. I've excited to play with this die from Spellbinders. Who doesn't love Santa? I can't get enough Santa stamps or dies. My mom loves Santa and has her whole tree decorated with Santa ornaments. I'll save this one for her. I'm playing along with the following challenges: Color Throw down and CAS Christmas card challenge. Thanks for stopping by today.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CC&S #298

Greetings to all ! I'm sharing my card for this week's sketch challenge. While making this card I discovered that I only have 1 "Let it snow" sentiment . You read that correctly, only 1. No die cuts either. I must correct this TODAY!!!! SO as soon as I finish this post I will be shopping !!! I have 6 snowflake dies, 3 snowman dies , 4 snowflakes stamp/die combo, and 12 snowman stamp and stamp die combo. How did I not notice this yet? So I used the funky snowflake die from SSS and some fun patterned paper I've been hoarding. If you check back on a previous post you can see how I used the negative space and the paper for a different card. I really loved the look of the grey for this. I'm going to have to get more of that paper from Hobby Lobby. I hope you will play along too. Also playing along with Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge. Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, November 11, 2018

Freshly made sketch #362

Hello! Happy Sunday to you. I don't like to waste any grey paper ever. Grey is my most favorite color paper to craft with, I try to use it on as many cards as I can. So when creating a card for one of my DT's I die cut a snowflake and for this card I used the negative space , die cut it a stitched rectangle and used the same patterned paper as my other card (watch for that one one Tuesday). I love how this turned out. Now if only Hobby Lobby was open so I could go get more of that patterned paper. Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Holly and Ivy #40

Hello! I hope you are all doing well this Tuesday. New month, means we are getting closer to Christmas. I have been busy getting wish lists from my kids and nieces and nephews. I like to be ready before Thanksgiving. I'm decorating for Thanksgiving today, and cleaning a bit. My cards are almost ready to send out. For this card I used SSS Funky snowflake and Big scripty greetings. For the background I used some blue and green alcohol inks, I like to have a couple of cards with fun colors for Christmas. I hope you will play along with our anything goes challenge.